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Contents overview

The Old Testament Law Books

genesis | Genesis

Tales of the beginnings of the world and of the ancestors of the people of Israel. >>>>

Exodus | Exodus

How God freed the people of Israel from Egyptian slavery. >>>>

Leviticus | Leviticus

In the Sinai desert, the people of Israel receive instructions for sacrifice and worship. >>>>

Numbers | 4. Moses

The procession of the people of Israel from Mount Sinai to the borders of the land promised by God. >>>>

Deuteronomy | Deuteronomy

Review of the path of the people of Israel with a collection of laws in the center. >>>>


The Old Testament history books

Joshua

The people of Israel are entering the land promised by God. >>>>

Judge

God repeatedly calls leaders (so-called judges) to lead the disobedient people of Israel. >>>>

Ruth

A foreigner finds a home in Israel. >>>>

1st and 2nd Samuel

The people of Israel get their first kings with Saul and David. >>>>

1st and 2nd kings

After the reign of Solomon, the kingdom of Israel splits into two parts, which are successively conquered by opposing powers. >>>>

1st and 2nd chronicles

Once again a presentation of the history of Israel with many overlaps with the books of Samuel and Kings. >>>>

Ezra and Nehemiah

The population deported into exile in Babylon after the fall of the empire can return. She rebuilds the city of Jerusalem with the temple. >>>>

Ester

Esther saves the people of Israel.
The book tells of the severe persecution that threatened the Jews in the Persian Empire. >>>>


The textbooks and poetic books of the Old Testament

Job | Job

How a person gets into dire straits, arguing with God and yet clinging to him. >>>>

Psalms

Songs and prayers for good and bad days. >>>>

Proverbs

Life wisdom from ancient Israel. >>>>

Ecclesiastes / preacher

What is life about? How can you master it? The preacher ponders the meaning and purpose. >>>>

Song of Songs

A collection of love songs. >>>>


The prophetic books of the Old Testament

Isaiah

Words and stories of the prophets from three epochs of the history of Israel. >>>>

Jeremiah

A prophet threatens to despair of his mission. >>>>

Lamentations

They depict the conquest and destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian troops in 587 BC. laments. >>>>

Ezechiël / Ezekiel

The proclamation of a prophet who appeared among the Israelites in Babylonian exile. >>>>

Daniel

Experiences and visions of the Israelite Daniel who lives at the Babylonian court. >>>>

Hosea

In drastic terms, the people in Israel are accused of having forsaken their God and worshiping the Canaanite gods of fertility. >>>>

Joël

On the occasion of a severe plague of locusts, Joël announces the "judgment day of the Lord". >>>>

Amos

Prophetic criticism of a full and self-assured society that exploits the poor and tramples God's demands. >>>>

Obadja

After the destruction of Jerusalem, the same fate is predicted for the hostile neighboring people of Edom. >>>>

Jonah

A prophet tries to evade his mission and is surprised by God's mercy. >>>>

Micha

Sharp criticism of the anti-social activities of the Israelite upper class, which is heralded as punishment for the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. >>>>